Trail Condition Report

Jasper National Park of Canada

Updated: August-19-18

Travelling in bear country:
Be aware. Bears are out and about. Use standard bear precautions: be alert, travel in groups, make noise, carry bear spray and know how to use it. Keep pets on a leash at all times. Report bear sightings and encounters to Parks Canada staff (780) 852-6155.

Tick season:
Caution! Be extra careful when travelling in areas with a lot of underbrush.  Thoroughly check yourself, your children, your pets and associated clothing after hiking.

Hikers & bikers:
Please consider the impact that feet & tires can have on wet, muddy trails and let them dry up.

If you have trail conditions to share, please email us jnp.info@pc.gc.ca or leave a message on 780-852-6177.

FIRE DANGER RATING
Condition Comments
Current fire danger Extreme
AROUND TOWN
Jasper's Connector Trails
Condition Comments
Jasper Discovery Trail (11) Good Mainly dry
Wapiti Trail (12) Good Mainly dry
Bighorn Trail (13) Good Mainly dry
Red Squirrel Trail (14) to Mildred Lake Good Mainly dry
Pyramid Trail (15) Good Mainly dry. Muddy sections
Woodpecker (18) Good Mainly dry
West of Jasper
Condition Comments
Saturday Night Lake Loop (3) Good / Fair Muddy sections. Trees down on trail
Dorothy and Christine Lakes (60, 60a) CLOSED Access road is CLOSED
South of Jasper
Condition Comments
Valley of the Five Lakes (9a, 9b, 9) Good Mainly dry
Wabasso Lake (9) Good / Fair Mainly dry
The Whistlers Summit Trail (5a) Good Mainly dry.
The Whistlers Trail (5) Good / Fair Mainly dry. Muddy sections
Pyramid Bench
Condition Comments
Mina-Riley Lakes Loop (11, 8, 2) Good / Fair Muddy sections
Cottonwood Creek Loop (2, 2a,11) Good Muddy sections
Overlook Loop (2b, 2f, 2g, 2) Good / Fair Mainly dry. Muddy sections
Across the River
Condition Comments
Lake Annette Loop (4d) Good / Excellent Mainly dry
Lac Beauvert Loop (4a) Good Muddy sections
Flower Loop (10a, 10) Good Mainly dry
Old Fort Point Loop (1, 1a) Good Mainly dry.
Maligne Canyon (7, 7f) Good Mainly dry.
Overlander Trail (10) Good / Fair Some muddy sections
EDITH CAVELL AREA/HIGHWAY 93A
Condition Comments
Path of the Glacier Trail (41) CLOSED – No Entry or Travel. Trail closed, construction underway.
Cavell Meadows Trail (42) CLOSED – No Entry or Travel. Trail closed, construction underway.
Cavell Road CLOSED – No Entry or Travel. Closed for the season.
MALIGNE LAKE
Condition Comments
Mary Schäffer Loop (21) Good Mainly dry. Muddy sections
Moose Lake Loop (20) Good Mainly dry
Lorraine and Mona Lakes (100) Good Muddy sections
Bald Hills (23) Good / Fair Muddy sections
Opal Hills Loop (22) Good WARNING:Grizzly bear frequenting the area.
MIETTE HOT SPRINGS AREA
Condition Comments
Jasper House Viewpoint (33) Good Mainly dry
Pocahontas Mine Trail (31) Good Mainly dry
Source of the Springs (140) Good Mainly dry.
Sulphur Skyline (30) Good Mainly dry
ICEFIELDS PARKWAY
Condition Comments
Athabasca Falls Good Mainly dry
Lower Sunwapta Falls (125) Good / Fair Muddy sections
Forefield Trail (53) Good Mainly dry
Wilcox Viewpoint (50) Good Mainly dry
Wilcox Pass (50) Good Mainly dry.
Parker Ridge (51) Good Alpine vegetation is fragile. Please stay on the trail
Nigel Pass (130) Good Muddy sections
CELESTINE LAKE
The Celestine Road is a rough one-way road. High clearance vehicles recommended. No trailers or RV's.
Condition Comments
Celestine lake Good Muddy sections. Trees down on trail
JACQUES LAKE
Condition Comments
Beaver Lake Good. Mainly dry
Jacques Lake Good. Mainly dry. Muddy sections
GERALDINE LAKES
Geraldine Lakes road is a rough road. High clearance vehicles ONLY. No trailers or RV's.
Condition Comments
First Geraldine Lake Good / Fair Mainly dry. Muddy sections
Second Geraldine Lake Good / Fair Mainly dry. Muddy sections
FRYATT VALLEY
Geraldine Lakes road is a rough road. High clearance vehicles ONLY. No trailers or RV's.
Condition Comments
Lower Fryatt - Alpine hut Good Muddy sections

TONQUIN VALLEY

Cavell road is closed for the season due to construction. Access to the Tonquin Valley from the Astoria trailhead is closed.
Condition Comments
Astoria River Trail No access
Portal - Maccarib Fair Wet and muddy sections.
Maccarib - Clitheroe Fair Wet and muddy sections.
Clitheroe - Wates-Gibson Hut Good / Fair Wet and muddy sections.
WHIRPOOL VALLEY/ATHABASCA PASS
The bridge is out at Simon Creek on Athabasca Pass Trail. Due to high water levels, we don`t anticipate the trail leading to Middle Forks, Scott Glacier, Kane Meadows and Athabasca Pass backcountry campsites to be passable.
Condition Comments
Tie Camp No access Road closed
SKYLINE
A GPS and topographic maps (and the ability to use them) may be needed to navigate.
Condition Comments
Signal Fire Road Good / Fair Mainly dry. Muddy sections
Maligne Lake - Signal Good / Fair Wet and muddy sections.
Watchtower Trail Poor Route unmarked. Route finding skills are essential.
FIDDLE RIVER
Condition Comments
Fiddle/Whitehorse Pass Passable for hikers, not recommended for horses Wet and muddy sections.
FORTRESS LAKE
Condition Comments
Big Bend/Athabasca Crossing Good / Fair Mainly dry, trees down on trail.
BRAZEAU
Condition Comments
Nigel Pass - Four Point Good / Fair Mainly dry. Muddy sections
Four Point - Brazeau Lake Good / Fair Wet and muddy sections, trees down on trail.
Jonas Cutoff - Brazeau Lake Good / Fair Mainly dry. Muddy sections
Jonas Pass Good / Fair Mainly dry. Muddy sections
Poboktan Creek Good Wet, trees down on trail
NORTH BOUNDARY TRAIL
The Celestine Road is a rough one-way road. High clearance vehicles recommended. No trailers or RV's.
Condition Comments
Celestine Lake - Snake Indian Falls Fair Wet and muddy sections.
Snake Indian Pass - Adolphus Variable Water levels are much higher than normal for this time of year.
Willow Creek - Snake Indian Pass Variable Water levels are much higher than normal for this time of year.
SOUTH BOUNDARY
Condition Comments
Brazeau Lake - Southesk campground Poor Wet and muddy sections. Caution: high water crossings
Southesk campground - Cairn Pass Poor Wet and muddy sections. Caution: high water crossings
Cairn Pass - Rocky Pass Fair Wet and muddy sections
Rocky Pass - Rocky Forks Fair Wet and muddy sections
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